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    1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Symptoms

      An expert panel has outlined a list of symptoms common in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Doctors often use this list of symptoms, known as the Rome II criteria, to distinguish IBS from other intestinal problems.

    2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Prevention

      You cannot prevent irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, proper self - care may help minimize symptoms and perhaps extend the time between episodes. Learn what steps to take.

    3. Psychotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      Psychotherapy may be effective for people who have severe pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Psychotherapy involves talking with a mental health professional about emotional and psychological problems that may trigger symptoms of IBS. Religious or spiritual advisers may offer similar help. Family therapy and support groups also may help in the treatment of IBS. Psychological ...

    4. Medical History and Physical Exam for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Medical and dietary historyTo determine whether your symptoms meet the criteria for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may ask you questions about:Recent stressful events in your life. Stress may be a strong indication that your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome.Bowel function, including how many bowel movements you have per day or per week, whether you have ..

    5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Topic Overview

      Bile acids,which are normally present in the digestive tract,stimulate the colon. Bile acid binding agents prevent bile acids from stimulating the colon,which slows the passage of stools and relieves diarrhea. It is not common for bile to cause this problem,but if it does,these medicines can help. They usually are not tried soon after a person is diagnosed,but if symptoms don't improve ...

    6. Coping With IBS

      There may not be a cure for irritable bowel syndrome, but there are ways to cope with its daily challenges. WebMD tells you more.

    7. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

      Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex condition. Here are 10 questions to ask your doctor.

    8. Dealing With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at Work

      Learn ways to cope with irritable bowel syndrome while on the job.

    9. Types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

      There are three types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), each with slightly different symptoms. Learn more about them here.

    10. Will Avoiding Carbs Called "FODMAPs" Ease IBS?

      If you have IBS, limiting FODMAPs may alleviate abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and more. Learn how FODMAPs work in the gut.

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